Library Foundation

The mission of the Monterey Park Library Foundation is to raise funds to support programs and activities of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.  The Foundation aims to enrich the educational and cultural fabric of our community.

The Monterey Park Library Foundation raises funds to supplement the library’s budget. The Foundation raised more than $600,000 for the expanded and renovated library which opened September 9, 2006. In addition, the Foundation raised funds for the mural over the west entrance of the library. The Foundation has supported the library’s Summer Reading Program, Halloween Monster Mash and Movie Bash and Holiday Book Giveaway. In 2019, the Foundation contributed $37,000 to purchase new furnishings, displays and signage to refurbish the Teen Area as well as new computers and other equipment for the library. In 2020, the Foundation contributed $17,000 to purchase new furniture for the Adult Reading Area to replace worn-out furnishings.

The Monterey Park Library Foundation continues to purchase new books and materials for the library collection, sponsor author visits and other entertaining and informative programs and purchase new equipment including technology such as computers, iPads and Chromebooks for the use and enjoyment of library visitors and otherwise promote and support the library in its additional needs.

Donations Accepted

The Monterey Park Library Foundation accepts donations of any size. Organizations, businesses, and individuals who make large donations can have their name listed on the donor board in the library. For $1,000 donors can list their name, the name of someone who has passed away, their business name or the organization to which they belong.

The Monterey Park Library Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization Tax I.D. number 77-0086780.

Tax-deductible gifts made out to the Monterey Park Library Foundation should be mailed to:
Monterey Park Library Foundation
P.O. Box 1161
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Cash donations can be made to the Library Foundation. For more information, email Gwen Kishida or call 626-307-1269.

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Library Foundation Board

  • Robert Gin - President
  • Carol Sullivan - Vice President
  • Dolores Rillos - Treasurer
  • Jason Dhing 
  • May May Lee
  • Lila Leong-Iizumi
  • Janine Lui
  • Andrew Yam

Foundation Gala

The annual fundraising event will return on Friday, October 13, 2023, honoring the Monterey Park Fire and Police Departments. For more information, please visit the Foundation events page. View the 2023 Gala program (PDF)